Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families Volume . 1

Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... lived. The life ofthe good stimulates faith. Under these circumstances it will be seen that such a death is not an irreparable loss. Dr. Buck was pastor of the church in Stamford at the time that Hon. Oliver Hoyt died. He was superindent of the Sundayschool, an active worker in the church, and a liberal giver of money tothe cause that he loved. lt was predicted that the revenues of the church would fall off. Instead of that they actually increased, and the work of the church and Sunday-school went on as before. The poet speaks truly when he says there is no death, only a change, and our friend still lives and is looking on at our work with the same interest that he did when he was with us. The infiuence of Mr. Sessions was felt outside Bristol, asthe many letters and telegrams of condolence received by the family show. His career should stand out before the young men and boys of the town as model. Reference was made to his early stru les to raise himself from poverty and to succeed in ife. He had rare business sagacity. The speaker referred to being stationed in Bristol thirtytwo years ago. and being here at the time when Mr. Sessions moved his business from Polkville to Bristol. When he made up his mind to move, it was not altogether certain that he would come to Bristol. Other places were considered as well, but greatly to the advantage of Bristol, his choice finally settled on this place. Deceased loved Bristol and its institutions. Reference was made to the bank, water works and electric plant, and what he did to make them all the success that that they are. The speaker was riding with Mr. Sessions one day when they met a man reputed to be rich, and some remark wasmade about his wealth. "Yes," said Mr....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922573
  • 9781236922571