Genealogy of the Shumway Family in the United States

Genealogy of the Shumway Family in the United States

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...he became an apprentice at carriage upholstering in Charlton; in 1838 he returned to Webster and started in the carriage and harness business, later kept a dry goods and grocery store; in 1848, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff, in which position he was best known; his vigorous warfare upon criminals made him one of the most feared officials of the State; and his fame as a thief catcher spread throughout New England; he served for a time on the State detective and police force in addition to his duties as Sheriff; he was absolutely fearless, and more than once faced the muzzle of a revolver; many thrilling stories are told of his experiences in arresting desperate criminals, which he was often called upon to do in places distant from his home in Webster; he was a great lover of speedy horses, and was owner, wholly or in part, of some of the most famous horses of the time; he was one of the charter members of Webster Masonic Lodge; was an attendant at the Baptist Church, and one of the committee which had charge of erecting the present edifice; he m. Mary Ann Joslin Dec. 20, 1838; she was b. Apr. 21, 1820, d. Dec. 9, 1908; children: +1316 Byron Joslin, b. May 3, 1842, +1317 Ellie Maria, b. Mar. 12, 1846, 1318 Clinton Eugene, b. Sep. 19, 1849, 'n Webster, Mass.; m. Harriet Ann Haskell May 5, 1873; she was b. Oct. 5, 1851, d. Dec. 21, 1907; he is in mercantile business in Worcester. Mass. 1316 Byron Josl1n Shumway7 (Solomon,8 Jeremiah,5 Solomon,4 Jeremiah,3 Peter,2 Peter1), b. May 3, 1842, d. Jan. 9, 1909; he was born in Webster, Mass. (East Village), and was the eldest son of the famous deputy sheriff; as soon as he became old enough, he was a valuable assistant to his father, and accompanied him on many of his hunts for criminals in which...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779649
  • 9781236779649