Friday, May 31, 2013

Obituary of Dexter Witter, Class of 1824, in 1885 Yale College Obituary Record


Obituary of Dexter Witter, Class of 1824, included in the June 1885 edition of the Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College.  He spent his life in the ministry at Burton, Ohio.


The last few pages of this booklet are a Summary of the deceased graduates and an index, all pages of which appear at the end of this post.




Transcript:


Dexter Witter, son of Deacon Septimus and Anna (Kingsley) Witter, was born in Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, July 15, 1803. In his early childhood, his father removed to Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. He entered College from Aurora, at the beginning of Sophomore year.

After graduating he taught in the academy at Burton, Geauga County, Ohio, (where he had prepared for College, for two years, and then entered the Auburn (N.Y.) Theological Seminary, where he spent two years. Being licensed to preach in October, 1818, he preached his first sermon in Burton, and was immediately invited to become a candidate for settlement in the Congregational church in that town. As a result of this invitation, he was there ordained and installed on the 25th of March following. This pastoral relation relation was continued harmoniously and pleasantly for twenty years, when at his own request, owing to infirm health, it was dissolved. During the most of the next seven years he preached to neighboring feeble and destitute churches as a home missionary. In the summer of 1857, the pastor in Burton having resigned, Mr. Witter was invited to resume his work there, and continued in the service as stated supply for the next ten years. For the rest of his life, he remained in Burton, in feeble health. He died there, Aug. 31, 1884, in his 82d year. He was thus through a long professional life identified with a single community, and his example and influence won the deepest universal respect.

He married, in June, 1839, Miss Emily Moss, daughter of Jared Moss, of Augusta, N.Y., who died September 16, 1855. He next married, in March, 1859, Miss Mary DeForest, who survives him. He had no children.

He was a trustee of Western Reserve College, from 1855 to 1876.

Index


Augustus H. Abernethy, Class of 1864

Adolph Asher, Class of 1872

Robert M. Baker, Class of 1856

T. Jefferson Bassett, Class of 1853

Henry C. Beardslee, Class of 1826
Lewis S. Benedict, Class of 1834
Michael D. Benedict, Class of 1836
Theodore H. Benedict, Class of 1840
Frederick N. Bennett, Class of 1841
James Berdan, Class of 1824
George W. Blagden, Class of 1823
David Booth, Class of 1819
Marius Brandegee, Class of 1843
C. Lewis Brent, Class of 1849
Daniel Chadwick, Class of 1845
Henry Childs, Class of 1846
James H. Clendenin, Class of 1872
George H. Coffey, Class of 1859
Thomas Cowles, Class of 1829
S. Sherwood Day, Class of 1827
Sherman Day, Class of 1826
John DeForest, Class of 1826
James T. Dickinson, Class of 1826
Richard V. Dodge, Class of 1840
George B. Dusinberre, Class of 1855
Aaron R. Dutton, Class of 1837
Barnabas M. Fay, Class of 1833
George W. Fisher, Class of 1859
Samuel A. Fisk, Class of 1844
Samuel H. Fletcher, Class of 1824
Thomas E. Franklin, Class of 1828
William Frazier, Class of 1832
Theodore Gilbert, Class of 1825
George Goodyear, Class of 1824
John M. Gordon, Class of 1830
George M. Hanners, Class of 1823
Winthrop B. Hawks, Class of 1882
Thomas R. Hubbard, Class of 1829
William Hutchison, Class of 1854
Joseph H. Isham, Class of 1865
Thomas H. Jackson, Class of 1850
Barclay Johnson, Class of 1882
Ross Johnston, Class of 1870
Francis E. Kernochan, Class of 1861
Alfred Lambert, Class of 1843
Frank A. Langworthy, Class of 1872
Cortland L. Latimer, Class of 1832
Edward A. Lawrence, Class of 1884
James N. Lea, Class of 1834
Charles A. Lewis, Class of 1829
Allyn C. Loomis, Class of 1883
Oliver E. Lyman, Class of 1876
Darius Mead, Class of 1828
Timothy T. Merwin, Class of 1827
Charles L. Mills, Class of 1835
Hiram Moses, Class of 1825
George C. Murray, Class of 1845
William Norton, Class of 1829
John J. Orton, Class of 1842
Lewis R. Packard, Class of 1856
Francis H. Palmer, Class of 1847
David C. Perry, Class of 1833
Stephen T. Robinson, Class of 1827
Charles M. Runk, Class of 1845
William H. Russell, Class of 1833
Murray C. Shoemaker, Class of 1864
Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1837
Jonathan Silliman, Class of 1817
Elbert J. Smith, Class of 1847
Charles G. Southmayd, Class of 1856
John B. Staples, Class of 1827
Hezekiah Sturges, Class of 1841
Frank H. Taylor, Class of 1878
John L. Taylor, Class of 1835
Chauncey M. Thompson, Class of 1854
Albert Todd, Class of 1836
Charles Tracy, Class of 1832
Alexander C. Twining, Class of 1820
David A. Tyler, Class of 1844
Leonidas C. Vinal, Class of 1880
Jonathan Wales, Class of 1871
Jacob K. Warner, Class of 1850
D. Ellis Willes, Class of 1850
William L. Williamson, Class of 1853
Leonard Withington, Class of 1814
Dexter Witter, Class of 1824
J. Hampden Wood, Class of 1866
Robert W. Wright, Class of 1842
Edward Wurts, Class of 1832

Burton, Ohio


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1901 Book: Proceedings of the Senate Upon Resignation of Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh, of Pennsylvania


 Proceedings of the Senate, May 7, 1901, Upon the Resignation of Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh, Senator from the Twenty-Sixth District of Pennsylvania.  Printed by William Stanley Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1901

The book measures approximately 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" and contains 13 numbered pages, several plates showing men cited in the book and several blank pages.  One plate is missing.

Below, Edmund B. Hardenbergh





Below, John C. Grady




 Below, O. R. Washburn



Below, Andrew G. Williams

Below, W. E. Miller [William E. Miller]



Below, D. S. Lee - David S. Lee

Below, William C. Heinle


Below, notice where a plate was torn from the book.

William H. Keyser


  

Below, G. P. S. Gobin - General John P. S. Gobin





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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Obituary of George Goodyear, Class of 1824, in 1885 Yale College Obituary Record

Obituary of George Goodyear included in the June 1885 edition of the Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College.  He spent his life in the ministry in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire and served two sessions in the New Hampshire legislature.
The last few pages of this booklet are a Summary of the deceased graduates and an index, all pages of which appear at the end of this post.



Transcript

George Goodyear, son of Simeon and Hannah (Beardsley) Goodyear, was born in Hamden, Conn., December 9, 1801.

After graduation he took a three years' course in the Yale Divinity School, and was ordained as an evangelist at New Haven, July 22, 1828. After brief engagements in Gaines, N.Y. (where he married Elizabeth, daughter of Judge Robert Anderson, May 3, 1830), and in East Windsor, Conn., he was installed pastor of the Congregational church in Ashburnham, Mass., October 10, 1882. He remained there until October 10, 1841. Then followed a brief pastorate in Rensselaerville, N.Y., which was interrupted by the illness of his wife, who died February 28, 1844. He was next acting pastor for three or four years in Truro, on Cape Cod, and on December 19, 1849, was installed in South Royalston, Mass., where he remained until May 16, 1854. His last and longest pastorate was at Temple, N.H., from April 28, 1855, to October 25, 1865; his resignation was occasioned by attacks of hemorrhage, which prevented his undertaking active duty in the ministry again. He was able, however, during this last period of his life to represent the town of Temple in two sessions of the State Legislature, and to preserve and extend his great influence of good in the community. He died in Temple, of consumption, November 18, 1844, at the age of 83.

He married, December 18, 1844, Roxana, daughter of Deacon L. S. Rand, of Townshend, Vt., who survives him, with three children by his first marriage.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

The third children who survived George Goodyear were daughters Amelia and Ann Elizabeth and son George Anderson Goodyear. Amelia married Albert A. Fisk. Ann Elizabeth married David B. Shedd. I'm not sure if George Anderson Goodyear married.

If you have corrections to the information above, or additions to it, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Thanks!




Index


Augustus H. Abernethy, Class of 1864

Adolph Asher, Class of 1872
Robert M. Baker, Class of 1856
T. Jefferson Bassett, Class of 1853
Henry C. Beardslee, Class of 1826
Lewis S. Benedict, Class of 1834
Michael D. Benedict, Class of 1836
Theodore H. Benedict, Class of 1840
Frederick N. Bennett, Class of 1841
James Berdan, Class of 1824
George W. Blagden, Class of 1823
David Booth, Class of 1819
Marius Brandegee, Class of 1843
C. Lewis Brent, Class of 1849
Daniel Chadwick, Class of 1845
Henry Childs, Class of 1846
James H. Clendenin, Class of 1872
George H. Coffey, Class of 1859
Thomas Cowles, Class of 1829
S. Sherwood Day, Class of 1827
Sherman Day, Class of 1826
John DeForest, Class of 1826
James T. Dickinson, Class of 1826
Richard V. Dodge, Class of 1840
George B. Dusinberre, Class of 1855
Aaron R. Dutton, Class of 1837
Barnabas M. Fay, Class of 1833
George W. Fisher, Class of 1859
Samuel A. Fisk, Class of 1844
Samuel H. Fletcher, Class of 1824
Thomas E. Franklin, Class of 1828
William Frazier, Class of 1832
Theodore Gilbert, Class of 1825
George Goodyear, Class of 1824
John M. Gordon, Class of 1830
George M. Hanners, Class of 1823
Winthrop B. Hawks, Class of 1882
Thomas R. Hubbard, Class of 1829
William Hutchison, Class of 1854
Joseph H. Isham, Class of 1865
Thomas H. Jackson, Class of 1850
Barclay Johnson, Class of 1882
Ross Johnston, Class of 1870
Francis E. Kernochan, Class of 1861
Alfred Lambert, Class of 1843
Frank A. Langworthy, Class of 1872
Cortland L. Latimer, Class of 1832
Edward A. Lawrence, Class of 1884
James N. Lea, Class of 1834
Charles A. Lewis, Class of 1829
Allyn C. Loomis, Class of 1883
Oliver E. Lyman, Class of 1876
Darius Mead, Class of 1828
Timothy T. Merwin, Class of 1827
Charles L. Mills, Class of 1835
Hiram Moses, Class of 1825
George C. Murray, Class of 1845
William Norton, Class of 1829
John J. Orton, Class of 1842
Lewis R. Packard, Class of 1856
Francis H. Palmer, Class of 1847
David C. Perry, Class of 1833
Stephen T. Robinson, Class of 1827
Charles M. Runk, Class of 1845
William H. Russell, Class of 1833
Murray C. Shoemaker, Class of 1864
Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1837
Jonathan Silliman, Class of 1817
Elbert J. Smith, Class of 1847
Charles G. Southmayd, Class of 1856
John B. Staples, Class of 1827
Hezekiah Sturges, Class of 1841
Frank H. Taylor, Class of 1878
John L. Taylor, Class of 1835
Chauncey M. Thompson, Class of 1854
Albert Todd, Class of 1836
Charles Tracy, Class of 1832
Alexander C. Twining, Class of 1820
David A. Tyler, Class of 1844
Leonidas C. Vinal, Class of 1880
Jonathan Wales, Class of 1871
Jacob K. Warner, Class of 1850
D. Ellis Willes, Class of 1850
William L. Williamson, Class of 1853
Leonard Withington, Class of 1814
Dexter Witter, Class of 1824
J. Hampden Wood, Class of 1866
Robert W. Wright, Class of 1842
Edward Wurts, Class of 1832

Temple, New Hampshire


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Obituary of Samuel Hazelton Fletcher, Class of 1824, in 1885 Yale College Obituary Record



Obituary of Samuel Hazelton Fletcher included in the June 1885 edition of the Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College.  He graduated with the Class of 1824 and spent his working life as a teacher, a minister and, finally, as a book-agent for a publishing house.


The last few pages of this booklet are a Summary of the deceased graduates and an index, all pages of which appear at the end of this post.


Transcript

Samuel Hazelton Fletcher, second son of Squire H. and Jerusha (Doolittle) Fletcher, was born in Townshend, Vt., in July 1800.

After graduation he taught for one year in a private family in Hartford, Conn., and then took the full course in Andover Theological Seminary. On the 25th o September, 1828, he was ordained at Newburyport, Mass., as an evangelist, and for a year labored as a home missionary in Iberville and Ascension, Louisiana. He then returned to Massachusetts, and preached for some months to a newly organized Congregational society in Bolton, Worcester County. On March 14, 1832, he was settled as pastor of the Congregational church i Northbridge, in the same county, where remained for two years. He then went to Illinois, but did not continue in the ministry. After spending six or seven years in teaching, he turned to the East, and was for many years engaged as a book-agent in the employ of publishing houses in New York City. He died at the Grand Central Hotel in New York City (where he had boarded since 1877). on Aptil 22, 1885, in his 85th year. He was unmarried.





Index


Augustus H. Abernethy, Class of 1864
Adolph Asher, Class of 1872
Robert M. Baker, Class of 1856
T. Jefferson Bassett, Class of 1853
Henry C. Beardslee, Class of 1826
Lewis S. Benedict, Class of 1834
Michael D. Benedict, Class of 1836
Theodore H. Benedict, Class of 1840
Frederick N. Bennett, Class of 1841
James Berdan, Class of 1824
George W. Blagden, Class of 1823
David Booth, Class of 1819
Marius Brandegee, Class of 1843
C. Lewis Brent, Class of 1849
Daniel Chadwick, Class of 1845
Henry Childs, Class of 1846
James H. Clendenin, Class of 1872
George H. Coffey, Class of 1859
Thomas Cowles, Class of 1829
S. Sherwood Day, Class of 1827
Sherman Day, Class of 1826
John DeForest, Class of 1826
James T. Dickinson, Class of 1826
Richard V. Dodge, Class of 1840
George B. Dusinberre, Class of 1855
Aaron R. Dutton, Class of 1837
Barnabas M. Fay, Class of 1833
George W. Fisher, Class of 1859
Samuel A. Fisk, Class of 1844
Samuel H. Fletcher, Class of 1824
Thomas E. Franklin, Class of 1828
William Frazier, Class of 1832
Theodore Gilbert, Class of 1825
George Goodyear, Class of 1824
John M. Gordon, Class of 1830
George M. Hanners, Class of 1823
Winthrop B. Hawks, Class of 1882
Thomas R. Hubbard, Class of 1829
William Hutchison, Class of 1854
Joseph H. Isham, Class of 1865
Thomas H. Jackson, Class of 1850
Barclay Johnson, Class of 1882
Ross Johnston, Class of 1870
Francis E. Kernochan, Class of 1861
Alfred Lambert, Class of 1843
Frank A. Langworthy, Class of 1872
Cortland L. Latimer, Class of 1832
Edward A. Lawrence, Class of 1884
James N. Lea, Class of 1834
Charles A. Lewis, Class of 1829
Allyn C. Loomis, Class of 1883
Oliver E. Lyman, Class of 1876
Darius Mead, Class of 1828
Timothy T. Merwin, Class of 1827
Charles L. Mills, Class of 1835
Hiram Moses, Class of 1825
George C. Murray, Class of 1845
William Norton, Class of 1829
John J. Orton, Class of 1842
Lewis R. Packard, Class of 1856
Francis H. Palmer, Class of 1847
David C. Perry, Class of 1833
Stephen T. Robinson, Class of 1827
Charles M. Runk, Class of 1845
William H. Russell, Class of 1833
Murray C. Shoemaker, Class of 1864
Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1837
Jonathan Silliman, Class of 1817
Elbert J. Smith, Class of 1847
Charles G. Southmayd, Class of 1856
John B. Staples, Class of 1827
Hezekiah Sturges, Class of 1841
Frank H. Taylor, Class of 1878
John L. Taylor, Class of 1835
Chauncey M. Thompson, Class of 1854
Albert Todd, Class of 1836
Charles Tracy, Class of 1832
Alexander C. Twining, Class of 1820
David A. Tyler, Class of 1844
Leonidas C. Vinal, Class of 1880
Jonathan Wales, Class of 1871
Jacob K. Warner, Class of 1850
D. Ellis Willes, Class of 1850
William L. Williamson, Class of 1853
Leonard Withington, Class of 1814
Dexter Witter, Class of 1824
J. Hampden Wood, Class of 1866
Robert W. Wright, Class of 1842
Edward Wurts, Class of 1832

Townshend, Vermont


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