History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York; From Its Discovery to the Present Time

History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York; From Its Discovery to the Present Time

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...dealings has not been the least noticeable feature of his administration at Richmond, and his pleasant word for all policy has greatly added to his popularity as a man. He numbers among his friends and adherents both democrats and republicans, rich and poor, young and old. His benevolent and charitable disposition is widely known and appreciated, and his brilliant parts are constantly attracting to him the notice of substantial and thoughtful business men. This is shown by the fact that he was chosen by the Rapid Transit Railroad Company to represent their cause at Vashington, which he did with ability and with success. Mr. Hart was married, June 23, 1875, to Miss Hannah Bowman of New Brighton, whose exemplary life won for her many friends, and whose sad death, July 25, 1882, was deeply felt throughout the entire community. Mr. Hart is a member of St. Peter's church, New Brighton, and is liberal in his gifts toward its sup port. He is also connected with many clubs, societies and social organizations. In his tastes he is domestic, though he is fond of athletic sports, especially of hunting and fishing, which he frequently travels long distances to enjoy. He is on intimate terms with many of the foremost newspaper men in the country, and extracts in the daily papers referring to him are numerous, some coming even from California. The many incidents and laughable stories relating to him which have been published will long be remembered, and the popularity which he has acquired by his fine social qualities is built on a lasting foundation. VVe take pleasure in presenting this short sketch of his life, especially to his many young friends on Staten Island. His history strikingly illustrates the truth of the following lines from a poem...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795156
  • 9781236795151